Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor

1578 - 1637

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Ferdinand II (9 July 1578 – 15 February 1637) was Holy Roman Emperor, King of Bohemia, Hungary, and Croatia from 1619 until his death in 1637. He was the son of Archduke Charles II of Inner Austria and Maria of Bavaria, who were devout Catholics. In 1590, when Ferdinand was 11 years old, they sent him to study at the Jesuits' college in Ingolstadt because they wanted to isolate him from the Lutheran nobles. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor has received more than 1,473,251 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia. Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor is the 353rd most popular politician (down from 304th in 2019), the 32nd most popular biography from Austria (down from 31st in 2019) and the 12th most popular Austrian Politician.

Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor is most famous for being the ruler of the Holy Roman Empire.

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Among politicians, Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 353 out of 19,576Before him are François Hollande, Victor Emmanuel III of Italy, Constantine XI Palaiologos, Gerhard Schröder, Baibars, and Mustafa II. After him are Edward I of England, Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor, Galba, Julian, Charles IX of France, and Alcibiades.

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Among people born in 1578, Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 2Before him is Philip III of Spain. After him are William Harvey, François Ravaillac, Francesco Albani, Adam Elsheimer, Fede Galizia, Wolfgang Wilhelm, Count Palatine of Neuburg, Charles d'Albert, duc de Luynes, Agostino Tassi, Benedetto Castelli, and Ahmed Mohammed al-Maqqari. Among people deceased in 1637, Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 1After him are Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy, Christina of Lorraine, Ben Jonson, Charles I Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua, Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc, Isaac Beeckman, Robert Fludd, William V, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, Bogislaw XIV, Duke of Pomerania, Péter Pázmány, and Pierre Vernier.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 32 out of 1,424Before him are Charles I of Austria (1887), Anton Bruckner (1824), Johann Strauss I (1804), Johann Strauss II (1825), Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor (1640), and Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor (1552). After him are Herbert von Karajan (1908), Friedrich Hayek (1899), Egon Schiele (1890), Niki Lauda (1949), Konrad Lorenz (1903), and Matthias, Holy Roman Emperor (1557).

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